Big Issue Invest is holding an event in Brixham exclusively for social enterprises, charities or community businesses in South West England. If you want to grow your business network, learn how to raise finance, get advice on how to structure your Co-Op or CIC and connect with other social enterprises who can inspire you, then you won’t want to miss out.
‘Network, Share and Learn’ hosted by one of our investees Yes Brixham aims to connect funders and industry expertise to sustainable businesses making social change.
South West Mutual is a mission-led mutual bank devoted to serving the residents, businesses and social enterprises of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset
Cooperative and Community Finance exclusively support cooperatives and social enterprise, they promote good practice and raise awareness of community shares as a sustainable funding mechanism for community enterprises.
Social Investment Business is a social investor who also provide an investment readiness grant that helps charities and social enterprises to raise finance.
Big Issue Invest provide investment for social enterprises and charities to empower sustainable business to deliver real social change.
When: October 3rd, 10:30am – 14:00pm
Where: Yes Brixham, The Edge, Bolton Street, Brixham, TQ5 9DH
Access – The Foundation for Social Investment exists to help make charities and social enterprises in England more financially resilient and self-reliant so that they can sustain or increase their impact.
Access does this through two main strands. The first strand is the provision of blended finance and the Growth Fund is the first such finance programme. Made possible through grant funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and loan finance from Big Society Capital, it is focused on enabling the provision of the simple and affordable investment products that charities and social enterprises tell us they need. The second strand is Enterprise Development, through which a number of grant and support programmes are provided for charities and social enterprises who wish to develop earned income and start to investigate the possibility of accessing social investment.
Phone: 020 7084 6833
The National Lottery Community Fund – We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.
We are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, our funding is open to everyone. We’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of local groups, right up to UK-wide charities, enabling people and communities to bring their ambitions to life.